PHIPPSBURG – Julie A. (Sprague) Freeman, 52, passed away peacefully April 2, 2013, surrounded by her loving family, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 17, 1960, in Portland, daughter of William and Julia (Gove) Sprague.
She moved to Machias with her family in 1977, graduating from Machias Memorial High School in 1979. Julie loved the ocean, gardening, baking, and was always there to lend a helping hand to others. She had a great love for the Boston Red Sox and was even able to attend a game in July with her son.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Stephen Freeman of Phippsburg; daughters, Dawn and Jennifer of Machias; son, Courtney “Corky” of Dresden; stepchildren, Derek and wife, Natasha, of Phippsburg, and Stephanie of Topsham; brothers, Buddy of Monmouth, Tim of Topsham, David of Machiasport, Andy and wife, Kristen, of Millbury, Mass.; sister, Beth and husband, Harold, of Bowdoin; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Madelyn and Donald Freeman of Phippsburg; brothers-in-law, Ernie and wife, Margaret, of Phippsburg, and Herb of Bath; grandchildren, Hannah, Alyssa, Richard, Skyler and Curtis; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends. She enjoyed working many years at Bisson’s Center Store, Phippsburg, where she considered her co-workers her family. A heartfelt thank you to Roland and Dianne Bisson for all they have done. Also to Dr. Tashima and his staff for the excellent care she received.
A graveside service will be held at a later date this spring. To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com.